Xiaomi Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Xiaomi has a total of 34077 patents globally, out of which 14970 has been granted. Of these 34077 patents, more than 77% patents are active. China is where Xiaomi has filed maximum number of patents, followed by USA and Europe and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Xiaomi in the China, it has generated an annual revenue of $43.36 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Xiaomi.

Xiaomi is the second-biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world in terms of market share just behind Samsung. As of October 2021, Xiaomi has a market cap of $68.49 Billion

Do read about some of the most popular patents of Xiaomi which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Xiaomi’s patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Xiaomi’s patent portfolio.

How many patents does Xiaomi have?

Xiaomi has a total of 34077 patents globally. These patents belong to 22202 unique patent families. Out of 34077 patents, 26548 patents are active.

How many Xiaomi patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Xiaomi Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

Xiaomi Patent Families

How Many Patents did Xiaomi File Every Year?

Patent Filing Trend

In the patent filing timeline of Xiaomi, there is a rapid increase of patents in 2015, this is the time when Xiaomi acquired and filed a lot of patents to make their portfolio better to defend patent litigations. From 2017, they have seen a decline in filing patents but till then they have entered most of the overseas markets including Europe and the US.

Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.

Years of Patent Filing or GrantXiaomi Application FiledXiaomi Patents Granted
20218586186
202034186164
201939114648
201837905101
201744035774
201660943277
201568951517
20142582557
20131034292
2012338108
201110437

How Many Patents did Xiaomi File in Different Countries?

Xiaomi Patent Filing in Top Countries

After China, Xiaomi is focusing on getting its patent portfolio stronger in the US and Europe to capture the market and avoid lawsuits.

Countries in which Xiaomi Filed Patents

CountryPatents
China19842
United States Of America3417
Europe2387
India1370
Korea (South)1068
Japan1062
Russia1005
Mexico715
Brazil550
Singapore76
Spain35
Germany25
Poland15
Denmark13
Canada13
Hungary12
Indonesia11
Australia8
Eurasia5
Malaysia2
Thailand1
Vietnam1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
Chile1
New Zealand1

Where are Research Centers of Xiaomi Patents Located?

R&D Center Xiaomi

10 Best Xiaomi Patents

US6542138B1 is the most popular patent in the Xiaomi portfolio. It has received 419 citations so far from companies like Nokia Corporation, Sony Corporation and Samsung.

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6542138B1419
US6693610B2258
US7342916B2231
US7158798B2231
US7129914B2223
US6718440B2216
US6489631B2210
US6577302B2205
US6806857B2204
US6709898B1204

Which Companies are using Xiaomi Patents to Advance their Research?

If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.

The top companies in the Xiaomi patent portfolio are Samsung, Qualcomm and LG.

CompanyNumber of Patents
Samsung140
Qualcomm80
LG70
Apple59
IBM54
Sony51
Boe Technology Group50
Intel47
Microsoft38
Canon33

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Xiaomi Patents

Top Xiaomi Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejecting Applications
US7371014B229
US7074501B225
US7466227B216
US7499709B215
US6709898B115
US8990255B213
US8681724B213
US7551164B213
US9439125B213
US7158798B212

What Percentage of Xiaomi US Patent Applications were Granted?

Xiaomi (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 2947 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1681 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 78.7%.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Xiaomi?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner65067.54%
Arch & Lake Llp52775.07%
Syncoda Llc38794.90%
Jun He Law Offices P C29463.73%
Oblon Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt L L P25766.67%
Philips Intellectual Property & Standards12499.19%
Bgl12258.20%
Holtz Holtz & Volek Pc50100.00%
Intel Corporation50100.00%
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A36100.00%

Xiaomi – “Innovation for Everyone”

Xiaomi’s product strategy is based on the ideas of value innovation. Started in 2010, not only did Xiaomi surpassed Apple to become the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world (2nd quarter of 2021), but also outperformed BBK-owned Chinese rivals Oppo and Vivo.

“At this company, we embrace a culture of bold innovation to push the boundaries of what technology can offer. A spirit of innovation permeates our company and guides our pursuits of relentlessly building amazing products, while bringing down the barrier of innovative technologies,” – Shou Zi Chew, President of International, Xiaomi.

To double down on its lead in “5G+AI+IoT” (5G+AIoT) and next generation super internet,” the firm has pledged to investing at least $7 billion over the next five years in “5G+AIoT” to ensure the company wins in this new smart era. Xiaomi was ranked at No. 24 among the 50 most innovative companies of 2020 in the world in a report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Xiaomi’s innovation areas covers many fields with respect to smartphones, smart hardware, internet technologies, manufacturing and product design. This is a shout-out to every MI Fan out there, do read this analysis, as you will get to know what your favourite company – “Xiaomi” is innovating for you next.

The recent patents of Xiaomi indicates incremental innovation in the area of LCD Display, battery & charging technology, camera & imaging, earthquake monitoring, and manned and unmanned vehicles.

We have also published an in-depth study of Xiaomi patent portfolio on our blog:

Updated on December 27, 2021

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